Award Submission Guidelines

Submission guidelines for CPC Awards of Excellence

 Now Accepting Submissions for 2017 – Deadline July 1

Awards of Excellence Categories and Requirement (Read this First)

Please follow these submission procedures exactly. Failure to follow submission guidelines outlined here will result in elimination from the competition. Only those submissions selected by our Awards Judging Committee will be nominated.

Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) is committed to setting the standard for excellence in our field. Recognizing outstanding individuals in our profession is one of our most important activities. Active Members of Career Professionals of Canada are eligible to strive for our prestigious Awards of Excellence.

2017 CPC Awards of Excellence submissions for consideration are due by July 1, 2017. Any submissions received after this date may be considered for the following year.

Only CPC members can be nominated. If you are a professional member, you may submit your name and your work for nomination. For categories requiring resume samples, you must submit your work yourself. For all other categories, anyone may submit your name for consideration. You are eligible for one entry per category for a maximum of three (3) different categories.

Upon receipt of all submissions for the current year, the Awards Judging Committee will convene to determine Award Recipients (Winners, Honourable Mentions, and Nominees.) If your submission(s) do not qualify for the current year based on the category outline and/or these submission guidelines you will be notified via email.

Upon submission, you grant CPC the right to disclose the complete nomination submission to judges for evaluation. If all or part of a submission is to be published widely for marketing and/or educational purposes, CPC will request prior approval from you. Depending on the purpose of the publication, CPC reserves the right to edit your submission.

Practitioner Categories Submission Checklist

Outstanding Career Leader, Outstanding Career Professional, Outstanding Community Outreach Strategist, Outstanding Social Media Strategist, Outstanding Employment Interview Strategist.

Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission. For specific details review the category outline.

  • Ensure the professional membership with CPC for the person being nominated is current.
  • If you are submitting a nomination on behalf of a CPC member, obtain approval from that member.
  • Obtain approval from any clients or other persons who are named in the nomination.
  • Create a 500-word statement and explain in detail the reason for the nomination.
  • In your statement, include hyperlinks to support the nomination.
  • Include any supporting documents (maximum 5 pages.)
  • Create one .pdf file for your complete submission.
  • Complete the Awards of Excellence Nomination Form for each submission and upload your .pdf file.
  • Submit your information no later than July 1, 2017 to be eligible for the 2017 CPC Awards of Excellence program.

Resume Categories Submission Checklist

Outstanding Resume – Internationally Educated Professional IEP, Outstanding Resume – New Graduate Entry Level Professional, Outstanding Resume – Career Change, Outstanding Resume – Technical, Outstanding Resume – Executive, Outstanding Resume – Creative.

Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission. For specific details review the category outline.

  • Ensure your professional membership with CPC is current.
  • Only submit resume(s) that you have completed without any assistance from others.
  • Fictionalize your sample to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your client and anyone else who might be identified.
  • If you are including a resume sample that cannot be sufficiently fictionalized, obtain approval from anyone who can be identified.
  • Replace your client’s name and contact information with your name and contact information.
  • Provide rationalization of the document strategy and mechanics in a 500-word statement.
  • Ensure value proposition, structure, design, spelling, grammar, and handling of obstacles are appropriately addressed.
  • Create one .pdf file for your complete submission.
  • Complete the Awards of Excellence Nomination Form for each submission and upload your .pdf file.
  • Submit your information no later than July 1, 2017 to be eligible for the 2017 CPC Awards of Excellence program.

Outstanding Volunteer Contributor Category

  • Submissions are not required for the Outstanding Volunteer Contributor category. Selections are made by the Executive Director.

Awards of Excellence Judging

  • Nominations are evaluated by an independent Award Judging Team. Judges volunteer their time and expertise to the process.
  • CPC selects each award winner based upon the most stringent standards outlined here.
  • To ensure impartiality in judging, a consistent evaluation form is utilized for each award.
  • To ascertain a fair and equitable process, judges may not be nominated in any category in the current year.
  • When more than 3 nominations are received for one CPC member, only the first 3 submissions are eligible.
  • Entries that are not suitable for a specific category or that do not follow submission guidelines outlined here will be disqualified.
  • Resume samples with significant structural, spelling, and/or grammatical errors will be disqualified.
  • Upon judging, if there are no suitable entries for a specific category, there will be no winner awarded for that category.

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Award Recipients will be formally announced this September in the Career Connections Newsletter. All qualifying candidates will receive a soft-copy award logo for self-marketing purposes. Winners and Honourable Mentions will receive a certificate via email. All names will be listed on the CPC site.

If you have any questions about the Awards of Excellence program, please e-mail info@CareerProCanada.ca.